The State Lottery Commission of Indiana is composed of five members appointed by the Governor of Indiana. The Commission was created by Indiana law to oversee the operation of the Lottery. The Commission acts as an advisor to the Executive Director making recommendations regarding the operations and management of the Hoosier Lottery®
. No more than three members may be of the same political party.
The Commission meets at least once each quarter. Please check back for notification of the next scheduled meeting.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Customer Service
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.
The 2012 Indiana General Assembly authorized the members of the governing body of a public agency to participate in meetings of the governing body by means of electronic communication. The Indiana State Lottery Commission Electronic Meetings Policy (the “Policy”) is intended to comply with the second requirement state above and will provide the framework for participation in and conducting of meetings where means of electronic communication are used by members of the Commission not physically in attendance.
William A. Zielke
William A. Zielke was first appointed Chairman of The State Lottery Commission of Indiana in December 2009 by then-Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. In May 2013, he was reappointed as Chairman by Governor Michael R. Pence and in January 2018, he was reappointed as Chairman by Governor Eric J. Holcomb.
A native of Chicago, Bill Zielke currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bill earned his B.A. from Northern Illinois University and subsequently spent 30 years in the Telecommunications industry, primarily in leadership positions with Contel of Indiana, Contel of Illinois, and finally as President of GTE North. He then held the position of Vice President of Marketing & International Development with Do It Best Corporation for twelve years, where it was his role to oversee store design & market development, channel development, member advertising, communications, and e-commerce.
Dedicated to the communities in which he lives and works, Bill has volunteered for many area non-profit organizations and projects, including having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber Of Commerce; Chairman of the annual fundraising campaign and Chairman of the Board of the United Way; Chairman of the Indiana Telephone Association; Board member of Junior Achievement, Co-chair (with wife, Pam) of the Capital Campaign for the YWCA; and is currently a Board Member of Lutheran Hospital. Bill is an active outdoor enthusiast, as is his wife, Pam, and their two adult children, which makes the positions he holds as Vice President of Aboite New Trails and Commissioner of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department most appropriate.
Deb Kunce, FAIA, was appointed as a Commissioner of the State Lottery Commission of Indiana in October 2013 by Governor Michael R. Pence. In January 2018, she was reappointed as a Commissioner by Governor Eric J. Holcomb.
Kunce owns an Indianapolis based management and consulting company, CORE Planning Strategies, focused on helping clients execute facility construction projects. She is a registered Architect who applies creative design strategies with practical implementation, and she has more than 20 years of experience in the design, planning, and construction industries serving as a Program Manager on large scale facility capital programs, energy audits, LEED projects, and public outreach initiatives.
Kunce is a graduate of Ball State University. She has served in senior leadership positions at Schmidt Associates, Inc. and was a National Vice President of the American Institute of Architects 2012-2013.
Her service also includes non-profit sector leadership, including the Lafayette Diocesan Building Commission, Executive Women in Healthcare Board Member, and the Indiana Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel Chairwoman.
Kunce has been recognized by her professional and business community:
- National Association of Women Business Owners Indianapolis’s Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2018
- AIA College of Fellows for significant contributions to architecture and society, by AIA National
- Top 20 Young Professionals in 2011, by Midwest Construction of Engineering News Record
- Indy’s Best and Brightest, by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana
- Forty Under 40, by the Indianapolis Business Journal
- Who’s Who Behind the Scenes in Construction, by the Indianapolis Business Journal
- Juliet Peddle Award for Pioneering in Architectural Community, by AIA Indiana
- Edward D. Pierre Outstanding Service to Profession and Public, by AIA Indiana
Kunce and her husband, Clete, live in old town Carmel with their daughter.
Milton O. Thompson
Milton O. Thompson was appointed as a Commissioner of the State Lottery Commission of Indiana in March 2016 by Governor Michael R. Pence. In January 2018, he was reappointed as a Commissioner by Governor Eric J. Holcomb.
He is an attorney and of counsel with the law firm of Bleeke Dillon Crandall. Milt is most recognized for sports and entertainment law, but he also focuses on business law and consulting for entrepreneurs and non-profits, small business financing, and MBE and WBE certification. He graduated from Wittenberg University with a B.A. and from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.
Milt is the president and CEO of Grand Slam – a sports, entertainment, and recreation management consulting firm. He was a former certified Contract Advisor with the NFL and NBA Players Association. He also served on the Indianapolis Bond Bank and Capital Improvement Board. He was formerly on the board of Indianapolis Water Company and American States Insurance Company. Well-known for his work in community development, sports and recreation-planning, and in building community collaborations through effective partnerships, Milt served as President and Interim Director of Big Brothers while merging with Big Sisters to create Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Indiana. He also played a key role in negotiating the merger between the Legacy Fund and the Indianapolis Foundation in 1997 to create the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Milt currently serves on the Indianapolis Indians Board of Directors, Visit Indy Board of Directors, Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, Crown Hill Board of Managers and the IHSAA Foundation Board.
His commitment to the community is attested by his many civic involvements including Trustee of the Indianapolis Foundation, service as the President of the Indiana University School of Law Board of Visitors and President of its Alumni Association. He founded Play Ball Indiana, now serving on its Emeritus and Advisory Board.
A former First Team All-American baseball player at his college alma mater, he has served as a member of the college's Wittenberg Board of Trustees since July 1998 and is now an Emeritus Director. A former Marion County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, his honors include the 2004 Business & Philanthropy Award from the National Center for Black Philanthropy, Washington, DC, and being listed as one of "Indiana Super Lawyers," in the March 2005 issue of Indianapolis Monthly magazine. In addition, he received the most prestigious honor the Indiana University Maurer School of Law offers with his induction as a member of the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.
David M. Redden
David M. Redden was appointed a Commissioner of the Indiana State Lottery Commission by Governor Eric J. Holcomb in December 2017.
Dave was born in Rushville and is a lifelong resident of Indiana. He earned his BS in Marketing and his MA in Management from Ball State University.
Dave retired in December 2015 from a 46-year career with Marsh Supermarkets. During his years at Marsh he served in many capacities including Sr. Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President of Distribution, General Manager of the Supermarket Division and President of the Village Pantry Division.
Dave has also worked for the betterment of the communities where he worked and lived. He spent many years volunteering with the Hamilton County United Way Advisory Board where he served as Board Chairman. He was a Board Member of Gleaners Food Bank where he also served as the Chairman of the Board. He served many years on the Board of Directors for the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church of Noblesville.
Dave and his wife enjoy the outdoors and after retirement have spent much of their summers at a lake in northern Indiana. Their daughter and her family reside in Carmel and their son and his family reside in Zionsville.
Norman H. Gurwitz
Norman H. Gurwitz was appointed as a Commissioner of the State Lottery Commission of Indiana in June 2018 by Governor Eric J. Holcomb.
Gurwitz currently is an Indianapolis-based business consultant the areas of strategic planning, operational management and corporate finance. He previously had a 23-year career with Emmis Communications Corporation where he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Counsel, and Director of Human Resources. While Emmis Corporation owned the Seattle Mariners baseball team, Gurwitz negotiated all player agreements and arbitration settlements.
Prior to joining Emmis Communications, Gurwitz had a private law practice in Indianapolis and previously worked as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC.
In the community, he was Co-Chair of Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments in Indianapolis and was on the Board of Visitors for IU’s McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He also was on the Board of Directors for The Finish Line, Inc.
Gurwitz graduated from Indiana University, and the IU Law School. He also holds an LLM in tax from Georgetown University School of Law.
Electronic Meetings Policy
Commissioners can attend the meeting by electronic means.